Polish Government Advises Couples to "Breed Like Rabbits"

In order to counteract one of Europe's lowest birth rates, the government of Poland put out a pair of videos urging citizens to breed like rabbits.

Rabbit Video Number One

Rabbit Video Number Two

Eurostat Estimated Population Trends

Population estimates are 2017 Eurostat projections, in thousands. Eurostat expects 10 countries will lose population by 2040. Poland is in 7th place.

In general, the demographic trends in Eastern Europe are very poor.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (22)
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PodUK
PodUK

If all of Poland's women looked like the lady in the advertisement there would be no problem to be addressing through advertising.

El_Tedo
El_Tedo

Western nations all have a problem with (lack of) population growth, considering that the various welfare/retirement/healthcare schemes depend on an ever increasing tax base to maintain. (Of course, open borders mitigates this somewhat at the expense of Western Culture.) Student debt & wage stagnation are already depressing household formation. The Republican tax proposals - which eliminate exemptions & discourage suburbia via SALT reduction - would exacerbate population problems and hasten Western decline.

Romans
Romans

I grew up in Lithuania and immigrated to Canada just after finishing high school. Most of my class mates went to get university degree and about half now work in Ireland, Sweeden, UK, Germany in IT or Engineering, there better opportunities in other EU countries than there in Lithuania. Things are much worse when it comes to less educated people, they leave Lithuania in throws. For many families, husband picks up the trades (wielding, electrical, construction, carpenter) job somewhere in Finlald, Sweden and comes back few times a year home between gigs. How do you expect them to form a family?

Mike Mish Shedlock
Mike Mish Shedlock

Editor

Good observations Romans and El_Tedo

SMF
SMF

Does no one remember the whole movement in the 70s about 'The Population Bomb'? How if we didn't stop breeding we'd be starving to death? I know a lot of people, inlcuding my mom, bought into that BS. Now the problem is the reverse.